British Firm Designs iPhone Battery that Lasts a Week on a Single Charge

posted: 08/24/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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Much to the chagrin of texting, tweeting and Tindering millennials, the iPhone 6's battery can last less than a full business day, leaving many with no other choice than to constantly carry a charging cable (because, let's face it, a dead iPhone is a major social faux pas).

British technology firm Intelligent Energy is working to rid the world of that inconvenience. The Telegraph reports that the company has developed a hydrogen fuel cell-powered iPhone prototype that can go an entire week between charges.

The battery produces a small amount of water and heat as waste; small vents must be cut into the phone's casing in order for the water vapor to escape.

"We have now managed to make a fuel cell so thin we can fit it to the existing chassis without alterations and retaining the rechargeable battery. This is a major step because if you are moving to a new technology you have to give people a path they are comfortable with," chief executive Henri Winand told the newspaper.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the company is working closely with Apple; the tech giant declined to comment on the story.

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